Chilliwack School District

The Chilliwack District Parent Advisory Council has penned a letter to Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside, asking her to consider removing the entire school board and replacing them with an appointee. (PIXABAY)

Chilliwack parent advisory council recommends removal of entire school board

Chilliwack DPAC writes letter to minister of education asking for an appointee to take over district

The Chilliwack District Parent Advisory Council has penned a letter to Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside, asking her to consider removing the entire school board and replacing them with an appointee. (PIXABAY)
The students in G.W. Graham’s theatre company program have been filming their one-act plays to stream them online since they are not allowed to perform live theatre in front of an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack high school theatre class finds new way to bring one-act plays to audiences

G.W. Graham’s theatre company is now streaming its productions as a result of COVID-19

The students in G.W. Graham’s theatre company program have been filming their one-act plays to stream them online since they are not allowed to perform live theatre in front of an audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The Chilliwack school board is currently updating its own policies, and the new set will have a new organizational convention. (Screenshot/ Chilliwack School District)

Major project underway to streamline Chilliwack school board policies

New set of self-governing policies will be less redundant, better organized

The Chilliwack school board is currently updating its own policies, and the new set will have a new organizational convention. (Screenshot/ Chilliwack School District)
An exposure notice from Fraser Health was sent to families of Panther Pen Before and After School Childcare (located at Promontory Heights elementary) on Dec. 11 stating the exposure dates were Dec. 1 to 11. (Google Maps)

Parents of Chilliwack childcare centre receive 11-day COVID-19 exposure notice

Children at childcare centre located at Promontory Heights elementary told to self-isolate

An exposure notice from Fraser Health was sent to families of Panther Pen Before and After School Childcare (located at Promontory Heights elementary) on Dec. 11 stating the exposure dates were Dec. 1 to 11. (Google Maps)
Alejandra Martinez-Hernandez hangs a Christmas ornament on a tree branch as teacher Christine Scott watches near Central elementary on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack Central students learn community outreach is giving and receiving

Downtown elementary school pivots on traditional Christmas activities in face of pandemic rules

Alejandra Martinez-Hernandez hangs a Christmas ornament on a tree branch as teacher Christine Scott watches near Central elementary on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Construction crews build residences in the area of Thomas and Promontory roads on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Vedder elementary expansion will help accommodate neighbourhood growth

As developments fill in Sardis neighbourhoods, school district expands school capacity

Construction crews build residences in the area of Thomas and Promontory roads on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A lockdown procedure was put in place at Vedder middle school on Dec. 10, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)

Chilliwack school goes through 90-minute lockdown, threat not substantiated

RCMP called in to investigate incident at Vedder middle school

A lockdown procedure was put in place at Vedder middle school on Dec. 10, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media)
Children wait using physical distancing after getting their pictures taken at picture day at a school in Ontario, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

List of Chilliwack schools on Fraser Health COVID-19 site grows to 10

One school in the district has seven days listed as potential exposure events

Children wait using physical distancing after getting their pictures taken at picture day at a school in Ontario, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Six Chilliwack public schools have recent COVID-19 exposures

Student absentee rate dipped to almost 30 per cent during height of COVID-19 exposures

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Chilliwack school district’s Learn at Home program will be extended to March 12, following a parent survey that showed support for the learning option. (Submitted/ Jessica Browne)

Learning from home option continues to March for Chilliwack students

More than 600 students currently connecting to school from home

Chilliwack school district’s Learn at Home program will be extended to March 12, following a parent survey that showed support for the learning option. (Submitted/ Jessica Browne)
MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)

New education minister calls on Chilliwack trustee to resign

Whiteside echoes former minister’s promise to look at options to remove Barry Neufeld

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Election officer appointments at city hall to get the ball rolling on trustee byelection

Chilliwack council to approve chief election officer and deputy officer as part of the election prep

Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

One week or two? Time to vote on Chilliwack spring break for 2022

Chilliwack school district collecting public input on length of next year’s spring break

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Trustees Darrell Furgason (right) and Barry Neufeld at a January 2019 board meeting. (Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack trustee responds to teachers’ call for censure

Furgason: ‘Unions exist to make demands from an employer for their members’

Trustees Darrell Furgason (right) and Barry Neufeld at a January 2019 board meeting. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COVID-19 exposures on three school buses in Chilliwack

Exposure dates range from Nov. 13 to 19, according to letters sent out by Fraser Health

Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A rendering of the flexible outdoor learning space that will be a part of the new GW Graham addition. (StudioHuB architects Ltd.)

Outdoor learning space included in G.W. Graham expansion

Expansion project adding 19 classrooms, increasing learning options for students

A rendering of the flexible outdoor learning space that will be a part of the new GW Graham addition. (StudioHuB architects Ltd.)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

BC School Trustees Association president keeps heat on Chilliwack Trustee Barry Neufeld

In a news release, Stephanie Higginson called on voters to take careful note of Neufeld’s behaviour

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

BC School Trustees Association president keeps heat on Chilliwack Trustee Barry Neufeld

In a news release, Stephanie Higginson called on voters to take careful note of Neufeld’s behaviour

Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld is taking heat over using a ableist slur to refer to three Black Press employees. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
Carin Bondar announced Thursday, Nov. 26 that she will be running in the upcoming byelection to replace outgoing school trustee Dan Coulter. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Carin Bondar announces candidacy for Chilliwack School Board

Bondar is a noted advocate for science literacy, STEM education and representation of minority groups

Carin Bondar announced Thursday, Nov. 26 that she will be running in the upcoming byelection to replace outgoing school trustee Dan Coulter. (Sarah Sovereign Photography)
Trustees Barry Neufeld (left) and Darrell Furgason at a Jan. 29, 2019 meeting. (File photo/ Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack teachers respond to trustee’s ableist slurs

Teachers’ association calling for Neufeld to resign, board to censure Furgason

Trustees Barry Neufeld (left) and Darrell Furgason at a Jan. 29, 2019 meeting. (File photo/ Chilliwack Progress)
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